Buying a property in London and you need a Homescore or RICS Home Survey Level 2 or 3 Property Survey?
Once you have found your perfect property to buy in London, you are probably going to want to know more information about that property, it's condition and whether or not it is worth you investing your hard earned cash into buying this property. So how do you know what you are buying? .. You need a RICS Home Survey
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RICS approved home property surveys direct from RICS Chartered Surveyors in London - Level 2 and 3 Prices
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What's included in each of the survey levels?
You have three different levels / options when it comes to your property survey in London. They are:
- Homescore Survey
- RICS Home Survey Level 2 (Most Popular - used to be a Homebuyer Survey)
- RICS Home Survey Level 3 (Used to be called a Premium Building Survey)
Homescore Survey in London
This survey identifies up to 18 areas of concern and the general condition of the property, in a clear and concise manner. This type of survey is NOT recommended for older properties, if the property is in poor conditions or if the property is constructed using uncommon materials.
This type of survey is undertaken digitally and usually returned back to you within 24 hours. A good entry level survey.
RICS Home Survey Level 2 in London
Most likely to be recommended (Used to be called a Homebuyers Survey Report). This is an extensive and detailed inspection to help you better judge the cost of future maintenance, repair and restoration works. This is most suitable for conventional properties in a reasonable to good condition built in the last 150 years with traditional materials with no obvious defects.
RICS Home Survey Level 3 in London
Most expensive and detailed survey and is essential for larger, older or unusual properties, as well as if you’re planning renovation works. Unlike with the other survey types, the surveyor will get into the attic and look between floors (if possible), as well as above ceilings to find any hidden issues.
|Feature||Homescore Survey||RICS Home Survey Level 2||RICS Home Survey Level 3|
|Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection||Included||Included||Included|
|Aims to identify and problems that need urgent attention or are serious||Included||Included||Included|
|Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage||Included||Included||Included|
|Gives a scoring system showing the severity of each area of damage that was checked||Included (1-10)||Included (Green, Amber, Red)||Included|
|Report is completed and sent digitally the same day as the survey was taken place||Included||Not Included||Not Included|
|Includes the standard visual inspection during which secured panels, electrical fittings, inspection chamber covers and other similar features are not removed||Included||Included||Included|
|Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration||Not Included||Included||Included|
|Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future||Not Included||Included||Included|
|An enhanced service that includes all the features of the standard inspection plus a more extensive roof space and underground drainage inspection||Included||Included||Included|
|Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under or over-insurance||Not Included||Included||Not Included|
|Provides market valuation||Not Included||Included||Not Included|
|Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future||Not Included||Not Included||Included|
|Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects||Not Included||Not Included||Included|
|Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting||Not Included||Not Included||Included|
|A longer and more detailed visual inspection of a wider range of issues including a more thorough consideration of the roof space, grounds, floors and services||Not Included||Not Included||Included|
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